Today, I’m going to share Miss Frugal’s easy baked oats recipe because so many of you messaged me over on Instagram when I shared a photo of it earlier this week.
This easy baked oats recipe makes a brilliant meal prep breakfast as you can cook it the night before but it’s also great for lunch or a snack too as we discovered this week. Miss Frugal decided to make me a bit of a healthy snack when I was working one afternoon (she’s a star encouraging me as I’m trying to be healthier) and it was so nice that me and both of the kids just grabbed a spoon and ate some from the bowl while it was still warm for the oven.
I had the leftovers for breakfast the next day with some strawberry yoghurt on the top and it was lovely. It was also really filling and got me through to lunchtime without feeling hungry.
It’s such a simple recipe that you could easily prep it in no time at all while you’re cooking tea and then pop it in the oven while you’re eating.
- 200g rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 700ml milk (can easily substitute for almond milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 5 tbsp honey
- 1 punnet of strawberries, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 190 c.
- Grease a baking dish (around 9x9) with either butter or a spray like Frylight.
- Combine the oats, cinnamon or nutmeg (whichever you're using - both work lovely) and the baking powder into a bowl and then transfer to your greased baking dish.
- Now mix together the milk, egg, butter, honey and vanilla essence together and pour over the oats mix.
- Give it a quick stir together so the oaty mix and the milk mix are pretty well combined.
- Thinly slice your strawberries and layer the slices over the oats.
- Pop in the oven for around 35 minutes until it's looking golden on top. It can take a couple of extra minutes though so just keep checking after about 32 minutes.
I've read that similar recipes can be stored in the fridge for up to five days so you can easily make a week's worth of breakfasts if you store the portions in the fridge in airtight containers. You can freeze it too.
I had my leftovers cold with yoghurt on top but if you prefer yours warm then you can either warm it in the oven or pop it in the microwave.
What else could you add to this baked oats recipe?
You can switch this up depending on what you fancy and what you have in – banana and peanut butter is next on my list but I’m also considering a version with pineapple and coconut in. Simpler options would just be things like throwing a handful of blueberries over the mix (actually you could stir these in) or some chocolate chips if you’re feeling like something extra yummy.
You could also switch out to the honey for golden syrup but that’s going to move this from the healthy breakfast category to more of a treat. 😂
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